optional sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, and green onions for garnish
Add the dried beans to separate containers and pour some boiling water over them, covering them by 3 to 4 inches, and let stand for 1 hour or until softened.
Cook the chopped bacon to render the bacon fat in a large pot or dutch oven over low to medium heat until the bacon is crispy. Set the cooked bacon lardons aside.
Add the onions to the rendered bacon fat and cook on low to medium heat, occasionally stirring, until caramelized, which takes about 60 minutes.
Next, add celery, carrots, garlic, and peppers and cook over medium heat or until browned, which takes about 10 minutes.
Next, drain the beans and add them to the pot and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Pour in the chili powder, cumin, oregano, and brown sugar, and stir for 2 to 3 minutes, or until mixed in.
Add the tomatoes and beef stock, and bring to a boil for 5 to 7 minutes.
Place in the chopped brisket and cooked bacon lardons, then cook over low heat for 60 to 90 minutes or until the beans are soft.
Finish by seasoning with salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, cinnamon, and dark chocolate.
Serve with optional toppings. See the video for this.
Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 2 days ahead of time.How to Store: You can store this chili in a container covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This will freeze very well and be covered for up to 6 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating and serving.How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of chili to a medium-sized pot and cook over low heat until hot. You may need to add some beef stock, salt, and pepper to bring back flavors and moisture.Cayenne pepper can be added if you prefer more spice.Additional spicy peppers like serrano, red finger, or habañero peppers can be used.Onion and garlic granules can also be added to this recipe.You can also prepare this recipe in a slow cooker. Once everything is cooked to procedure 6 on the sear function, slow cook on high heat for 4 to 6 hours.